Jaime Guajardo

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Google Ventures tops the list of most active corporate VCs since 2012

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Plenty of companies want to build venture capital arms to invest in the …

If school isn’t teaching your kid to code, this program will (for a fee)

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>If you want your child to have an early start on becoming the next Zuckerberg or Gates, it’s pretty clear that (for now, at …

Programming Languages

DNA sequencing goes mainstream as 23andMe begins TV ad push

It's become easier and easier to discover who you are and where you came from thanks to DNA analysis, and now 23andMe is trying to expand those interested in their genes from a group of dedicated enthusiasts to the general public. The company, which has been analyzing DNA for seven years now, …

DNA

Meet Mynd: the iOS calendar app that keeps track of how you spend your time

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Yes, there’s another app about to launch that wants to help you stay productive and on top of your daily tasks and …

Apps

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

Testing the Virtuix Omni: a walk on the virtual side

First you put on the shoes. They're Converse knockoffs, and you don't even like Converse to begin with, but you don't care because they're special shoes. There's a plastic plate on the bottom, which lets you skid across the floor like a bowler. You walk across the floor carefully to the harness. …

Virtual Reality

Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

SmartThings opens up its home automation platform to developers

To say SmartThings' Kickstarter campaign was a success is an understatement: the Internet of Things outfit, which offers a clever array of home automation sensors, routers and smartphone apps, raised more than $1.2 million (over four times the company's original goal), nabbed over 6,000 backers and …

Why Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes And Google Are Giving Cash Directly To The Poorest

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead?<p>GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Last Thursday …

Can A Fitness Tracker Really Change Your Life? Part One Of A First-Person Experiment

In 2013, fitness tracking is all around us: in iPhone apps like Map My Fitness and DailyBurn; built into your Samsung Galaxy S4 phone; in a device on your wrist if you own a Nike+ Sportswatch or a Pebble smartwatch. But does any of it really work? Not just do they track your fitness, but do they …